Pursuant to Government Code §2262.053, the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) administers a system of training, continuing education and certification for state agency contract management personnel. Each state agency shall ensure that the agency's contract managers complete the training and certification developed under this section.
In addition to state agencies, political subdivisions and/or CO-OP's are also welcome to participate in the training and certification program. Examples of CO-OP entities include school districts, police, fire departments, community colleges and some city and county governments.
The program contains three levels of training and one level of formal certification.
Individuals who have earned a nationally recognized professional certification in a specific subject matter may be exempted from taking some of SPD's Contract Manager Training (CMT) courses.
The following list provides the Contract Manager functional responsibilities. Set aside the title of contract manager, and look at the functional responsibilities inherent in each role the contract manager oversees. From this, anyone who oversees the contract management functional responsibilities should take the contract manager training. Visit website for SAO classifications as a reference to help identify individuals who are required to receive the SPD contract management training. Use “Contract Manager” in the “Filter Descriptions” box then click the “Filter” button.
In addition, the following tasks may help identify individuals who are required to take SPD's contract management training.
This list is not all inclusive and is only provided as an example for agencies to use as a guide to determine who is required to attend the contract manager training required by Government Code §2262.053.
The primary responsibilities of the contract manager are:
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